Tram-train news

News about tram-train operations, services, infrastructure, plans and the supply industry.

  • Stadtbahn Neckar-Alb Stadler Citylink tram-trains impression (Image SFBW) (1)
    Metro Report International

    Stadtbahn Neckar-Alb tram-train design unveiled


    GERMANY: Project promoter Zweckverband Regional-Stadtbahn Neckar-Alb has unveiled the appearance of the Stadler Citylink tram-train vehicles ordered for the future regional light rail network. The first of the vehicles are currently being produced at Stadler’s factory at Valencia in Spain. The styling ...

  • Sheffield Supertram tram and tram-train (Photo: Tony Miles)
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    Study aims to reduce tram-train cost and complexity


    UK: The Institute of Railway Research at the University of Huddersfield is leading a study which brings together industry and academia to promote the benefits of the tram-train concept and address a lack of standardisation. The project aims to address ‘not only the engineering challenges associated ...

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    Rail and tram-train in Manchester’s Bee Network expansion plans


    UK: Local rail services around Manchester are to be brought into the region’s expanding Bee Network by 2028 as part of a public transport development strategy unveiled by Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham on July 10.

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    Paris metro and light rail operating contracts awarded


    FRANCE: Paris transport authority Ile-de-France-Mobilités has awarded Keolis and RATP Cap Ile-de-France contracts to operate the future Grand Paris Express metro Line 18 and existing tram-train services T12 and T13. The 35 km fully automated Line 18 is to open in three phases, from Massy to CEA-St-Aubin ...

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    Salzburg Stadtbahn project to go ahead


    AUSTRIA: The Federal Ministry for Transport & Environment has authorised the construction of a 15 km Stadtbahn line running from the main station in Salzburg to the south of the city and on to the suburb of Hallein. Dubbed S-Link, the project forms an end-on extension ...

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    Luxembourg: Luxtram eyes an expanding network


    As Luxembourg City’s first modern light rail line nears completion, work is getting underway on two branches to form a second route. Two more routes are being planned, along with an interurban link to the country’s second city.

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    Tram-train T12 opens to the south of Paris


    FRANCE: Ile-de-France tram-train line T12 opened on December 9, on a 20 km orbital route between Massy-Palaiseau RER station and Évry-Courcouronnes RER station to the south of Paris. The 10 km from Massy-Palaiseau to Epinay-sur-Orge shares tracks with long-distance and freight trains, and has a maximum ...

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    Four options under consideration for Wisbech rail service


    UK: There is a ‘strong strategic case’ for reinstating passenger services to Wisbech, but the ‘art of the possible’ will be key, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority has said following a meeting with Network Rail to discuss an ongoing study of options. The Combined ...

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    Light rail: Multifunctional sensors support tram expansion


    Component supplier Lenord+Bauer has worked with Siemens and operator BSAG to develop a compact sensor to support the launch of tram operations over a freight railway in Bremen.

  • Paris tram T11 (Photo Jeremie Anne)
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    Keolis and SNCF Voyageurs awarded Paris operating contract


    FRANCE: Paris regional transport authority Ile-de-France Mobilités has formally awarded the Stretto consortium of Keolis-SNCF Voyageurs the first tendered contract for the operation of Transilien passenger services. The contract awarded on October 12 covers three routes operated using a fleet of 41 Alstom Citadis Dualis tram-trains. ...

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    British HSTs among fleets finding new homes in Mexico


    MEXICO: Redundant UK inter-city diesel trains and two tram-trains have been acquired by the Mexican navy, according to local sources.

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    Mallorca tram-train scheme revived


    SPAIN: After a decade in limbo, plans have been revived for tram-train style service from Manacor to Artá in the northeast of the island of Mallorca. Development was suspended for financial reasons in 2012. In mid-March this year, the regional government and Manacor town council agreed ...

  • TfW Class 398 tram-train delivered (Photo TfW)
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    South Wales Metro tram-train delivered as route blockade announced


    UK: The first of the Stadler Class 398 tram-trains for South Wales Metro services arrived at Transport for Wales’ Taff’s Well depot by road on the night of March 21. This follows several months of testing at Network Rail’s Rail Innovation & Development Centre at Melton ...

  • Cardiff Central - Newport Road tram-train route consultation map
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    Cardiff tram-train route consultation underway


    UK: Transport for Wales is undertaking public consultation on options for a tram-train route to link Cardiff Central station with a future station at Newport Road. This would incorporate parts of the existing Cardiff Bay branch and freight lines as well as new alignments. Four route ...

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    Stadler presents mock-up of tram-trains for German and Austrian operators


    EUROPE: A mock-up of the Citylink tram-trains that Stadler is to supply to operators in Karlsruhe, Saarbrücken, Neckar-Alb, Oberösterreich and Salzburg was unveiled at the Betriebshof West depot in Karlsruhe on December 13. The mock-up is 22 m long, with a fully equipped interior. A consortium ...

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    Four tram-train studies commissioned


    SPAIN: Catalunya operator FGC has awarded four contracts for studies to estimate the construction costs, potential demand and operating characteristics for proposed tram-train networks totalling 280 km. Ayesa Ingeniería y Servicios has been awarded a €88 200, eight month contract for the study of a proposed ...

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    Cádiz Trambahía tram-train line opens


    SPAIN: The Trambahía tram-train line in Cádiz has opened as the country’s first 1 668 mm gauge tram-train line. It includes 13·7 km of new tramway between Pelagatos and Río Arillo, from where services run 10·3 km into Cádiz over RENFE main line tracks shared with ...

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    Germany: Farm shop concept spurs freight tram revival


    Initially developed as a student project, a mobile ‘farm shop’ retail and freight service using a converted tram-train is being proposed for use on the regional rail network around Karlsruhe. This in turn could offer a more viable business model for other cargo tram initiatives.

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    Technology: Keeping track of tram-trains


    Enhanced control and supervision tools have been deployed to improve the operation of tram-trains around Karlsruhe, where portion working is a common but complicated process.

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    Cardiff Valleys Class 398 tram-train unveiled at InnoTrans


    INNOTRANS: One of the Citylink Class 398 electric-battery tram-trains which Stadler is building for South Wales Metro services on the branch lines around Cardiff has been unveiled at the InnoTrans trade fair in Berlin. Stadler’s Citylink is a family of modular light rail vehicles designed to ...